Chelsea might still add three more players when the purchase of Romelu Lukaku is finalised.


Chelsea might still add three more players when the purchase of Romelu Lukaku is finalised.

Following the signing of Romelu Lukaku, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is looking for further players.

Chelsea are likely to complete a club-record £98 million transfer for Romelu Lukaku from Inter Milan, putting an end to their long search for a world-class striker. The Belgian striker is set to get a medical before returning to the club where he initially played a decade ago.

Following the free transfer of Marcus Bettinelli from Fulham, the 28-year-old is likely to become Tuchel’s second summer signing.

Following their Champions League victory last season, the Blues have set their sights on expanding to their roster.

Tuchel is now planning a Premier League title push, and Lukaku’s signing is a major statement of purpose.

However, the shopping spree may not be done just yet. As far as Thomas Tuchel is concerned, it may only be the beginning.

The German does not appear to be completely content with his defensive choices, and Kurt Zouma’s future is being questioned.

Several marginal players are poised to go this summer, including Tammy Abraham, who is projected to cost £40 million after Atalanta and Roma expressed interest in the 23-year-old.

And such transactions could be enough to restock Tuchel’s transfer war chest ahead of the August 31 transfer deadline, with up to three new signings possibly arriving at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea have gone to the front of the queue to sign Sevilla centre-back Jules Kounde after Manchester United’s interest was cooled.

The 22-year-old, who can play at both center-back and full-back, made an impression for Julen Lopetegui’s team last season and was named to France’s Euro 2020 squad this summer.

The west London club has already had one bid turned down after attempting a similar deal that saw Tottenham sign Bryan Gil for £30 million up front with Zouma included as part of the transaction.

Sevilla, on the other hand, has turned down the bid and is seeking a fee closer to the highly-rated defender’s £61 million release clause.

According to sources, Kounde is keen on going to London and has already negotiated personal terms on a five-year contract.

However, unless the clubs agree on a cost, the France international’s big-money move — and Tuchel’s main target — might be snubbed.

It is, however, believed. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”


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